Bringing more transparency to hospital performance, the latest Victorian perinatal services performance indicators 2017-18 report was released today.
Prepared by Safer Care Victoria, the report compares identifiable hospital data on outcomes for mothers and newborns against 24 safety and quality indicators.
For the first time the report includes data from all private hospitals.
The report shows:
- more first time mothers are attending antenatal visits before 12 weeks
- an increase in the number of small babies identified earlier, with better outcomes
- a wide variation across the state, particularly in the rate of inductions and perinatal mortality.
Safer Care Victoria is working directly with those services to help lift performance and provide even safer care for mothers and newborns.